A broad course that trains students across all the main engineering disciplines.
These links 🔗 are good places to help for Engineering (recommended by current students). It is not necessary to look at them all so to help, we've explained why we think each resource is useful so you can decide if it's applicable for you. We've put a ⭐ next to links we think are particularly helpful.
Overview 🔗 Cambridge's undergraduate Engineering course is different to most universities' in that the the course is general until 3rd year (or 2nd year in the case of Chemical Engineering). Instead of applying directly for the specialism they wish to follow, applicants apply for the Engineering Tripos.
Course Content 🔗 🌟 - The official Cambridge University Engineering Department (CUED) advice for entry. It’s a comprehensive guide and a good place to start. It outlines the course structure and entry requirements.
I want to study engineering 🔗 🌟 A website with over 200 problems to help you compete for engineering places at top universities. All problems come with hints and a video of the fully worked solution.
Hegartymaths 🔗 A YouTube channel covering most A-Level Maths syllabi.
Cambridge University Engineering Society (CUES) 🔗 The official website of the university's student led engineering society.
Diversity in Engineering 🔗 A website highlighting the Department’s diversity initiatives.
STEMettes 🔗 🌟 An organisation that supports and promotes girls and women going into STEM. They run regular events such as hackathons (with free FOOD) and a mentoring programme.
Pre Uni reading list 🔗 A recommended reading list by the University of Cambridge for people interested in finding out more about engineering.
Data Camp, Code Academy 🔗 Websites that have a lot of resources to teach yourself how to code.
The Further Maths Support Programme 🔗 A website with resources specifically to support people study the Further Maths A-Level content outside of school.
Isaac Physics 🔗 🌟 A website with Physics questions to help improve your application of GCSE and A-Level concepts.
Tomorrows engineers 🔗 A website aimed at inspiring the next generation of engineers.
A day in the life 🔗 Videos that shows a day-in-life of Cambridge Engineers
British Physics Olympiad 🔗 The past paper questions here are really great to practise applying you A-Level content.
Personal Statement 🔗 Few example personal statements - not to be taken as gospel, but a useful way to get an idea of what to write
Entry Requirements 🔗 Refer to the admission assessment section in this page.
Read interviews about Engineering.
Graph Sketching 🔗 Some colleges ask graph sketching questions. Here is a useful resource to practice.
Interview 🔗 Example Cambridge Engineering Interview at Trinity college
Interview Question 🔗 Another video which goes through an interview question
Each college has its own interview format so it’s worth looking at the page of the college you want to apply to. Some college information pages are detailed and included practice resources (e.g. previous tests) while others don’t have much information. It’s worth looking through pages of some colleges (specifically Kings’ and Christs) even if you aren’t applying there because they have useful general information.
Christ’s 🔗 🌟 – Good amount of detail. Outlines the course, fellows, admissions expectation and the interview format. Also has some useful links to free, online maths practice.
Churchill 🔗 – Outlines the course, the college’s engineering history and department requirements. Little information given about the interview process.
Clare 🔗 – A tiny bit of information about the course, fellows, and interview format.
Corpus 🔗 – Not much information. The page mentions fellows but not much about interview procedure.
Downing 🔗 – Brief explanation about the college, the engineering directors of studies, and the interview process. The main Downing ‘Preparing for you Interview’ page is useful.
Emmanuel 🔗 – A short description of the course and bit about what Emma expects from applicants. It also outlines the Emma interview format.
Fitzwilliam 🔗 – A comprehensive guide about the college, interview expectations, and the fellows.
Girton 🔗 – Covers the fellows, interest and career paths of previous students, and interview requirements.
Gonville and Caius 🔗 – Predominately a course overview but also has a section dedicated to fellows and the admissions information.
Homerton 🔗 – Not that much information but briefly lists fellows and application requirements.
Jesus 🔗 – Contains application information, description of the fellows and one student perspective.
Kings’ 🔗 🌟 – One of the more detailed pages containing student perspectives, information about the fellows and requirement information (good!).
Magdalene 🔗 – A detailed section about engineering at Magdalene, the fellows, the admissions process and one student perspective.
Murray Edwards 🔗 – Has a general course overview, explains a little about the college and it’s fellows.
Newnham 🔗 – Covers the college’s fellows, teaching format and interview expectations. The rest of the information is more general and about the course structure.
Pembroke 🔗 – Offers a overview of the engineering lifestyle, a general description of the interview and lists the college fellows.
Peterhouse 🔗 – A small section about the course, the college and a detailed description of the interview format and expectations.
Queens’ 🔗 – One of the longer college pages. Explains engineering at Queens’, the fellows, interview format and how to deal with a gap year.
Robinson 🔗 – Outlines fellows, requirements and outlines the interview process. Not that much information.
St Catharine’s 🔗 – Fairly generic information about the course, requirements (further details are sent in advance of an interview) and a list of the fellows.
St John’s 🔗 – Overviews the course, the fellows and then some brief information on the interview process.
Selwyn 🔗 – A one-page PDF document (2017) that lists the fellows, interview format and advice about gap years. The rest of the information is generic.
Sidney Sussex 🔗 – Describes the college fellows but the rest of the page is pretty generic. It goes through the requirements but only has a few lines about the interview.
Trinity 🔗 – Contains basic information about the fellows, admission standards and a sample maths test.
Trinity Hall 🔗 – Pretty generic information. It has descriptions about the fellows but no advice about interviews.
Image credit: Gonville and Caius by Akil Hashmi